A Banana Milkshake packed with extra protein makes a perfect energizing and nutritious breakfast or pick me up treat. Delicious, did I say it is just delicious? And if you crave a healthy snack that will satisfy your hunger between meals and give you an energy boost, then you can certainly also opt for a banana milkshake.
The preparation of this indulgent drink is very easy and is perfect for those people who are always on the run. Drop all ingredients in a blender, blend, pour in a glass, and serve with pleasure. It only takes 5 minutes. The easiest way is to use a stand blender. But if you do not have one you can easily use a hand blender, as it doesn’t work worst.
Easy Banana Milkshake:
Banana milkshake is actually a banana smoothie with milk. This recipe is as simple, fast, and cheap, and tasty as it is. I like this creamy and delicious drink for breakfast or as a hearty and fine snack. In this recipe, I opt for sugar-free composition as the carbohydrates in bananas are enough to get a sweet enough beverage.
The classic version of milkshake involves two main ingredients – milk and ice cream. Milk easily could be substituted with another dairy product like cream, yogurt, or plant-based milk (coconut, almond). The classic version of milkshake can be supplemented with diverse syrups, fresh or frozen berries, fruits, honey, chocolate. There are versatile options, you just have to choose the one you like.
Usually, most milkshakes are made with ice cream, but because I didn’t find any in my freezer today I decide to try out making the one without a base of ice cream. And of course, I made it without sacrificing creaminess. For this, I just added some good protein and healthy fat – almond and coconut.
The secret and aroma, of the best banana milkshake recipe, lies in aromatic bananas. So the riper the fruits are the tastier milkshake you will get.
Is a Banana Milkshake healthy?
Definitely, if prepared right, a banana milkshake is a nutritious, hearty, and healthy treat. First of all, it is worth choosing this delicious fruit when you have a craving for something sweet, but you are following a diet. A banana has about 110 calories. Actually, even when baking if I crave something healthier or vegan I substitute butter with banana puree.
Bananas are a wonderful source of potassium, calcium, and other essential nutrients that helps to improve the functionality of muscles and the nervous system. They also help regulate blood sugar and considerably improves digestion. This banana milkshake recipe is also a great source of Vitamin E, B6, and C as well as fiber. Almonds and shredded coconut enrich the milkshake with healthy fats and good carbohydrates that give you the boost of energy.
What is Banana Milkshake made of?
For 2 serving of this aromatic beverage you will need the following ingredients:
Bananas – 3 small to medium or 2 large
Milk – 1 cup
Almond – ⅓ cup, crushed
Shredded coconut – 2 tablespoon
How to make Banana Milkshake?
Probably milkshakes and smoothies are the easiest recipes that require just imagination. This banana milkshake recipe pairs well with almost anything. Serve it even as a dessert to satisfy your kids’ sweet craving.
Send bananas, milk, crushed almonds, and shredded coconut to a blender. Process for about 40-60 seconds until completely smooth. Pour milkshake in 2 glasses. If desired add some ice cubes. Garnish with some whipping cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder.
Serve banana milkshake cold, paired with Cottage Cheese Pancakes, French Toast, or delicious Berry Crepes.
- If you want to give a new aroma to your banana milkshake recipe, add some chocolate or cacao.
- You can sweeten the milkshake with any sweetener you like: sugar, honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
- Use only cold milk. It should be just from the refrigerator as unrefrigerated milk beats worse.
- The optimal fat content in milk should be 2.5%;
- Serve the beverage immediately after blending. Otherwise, it loses its airy consistency.
- For the vegan option substitute dairy product with plant milk. Almond and coconut milk taste even better in this beverage that regular milk.
Indulgent Banana Milkshake
- hand blender
- 3 bananas
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup almond crushed
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- Send bananas, milk, crushed almonds, and shredded coconut to a blender. Process for about 40-60 seconds until completely smooth. Pour milkshake in 2 glasses. If desired add some ice cubes. Garnish with some whipping cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder.